Buck Rarebit

Buck Rarebit

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1/4 pint milk
  • 1 Tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 2 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese - grated
  • 1 small dash of vinegar
  • 1 cup baked beans in tomato sauce (about 3/4 of a 16 oz can)
  • salt and pepper - to taste
In a medium sauce pan, whisk together milk, flour, mustard and butter, then slowly bring mixture to a boil, continuing to whisk until mixture thickens. Let simmer for 1 minute, then stir in half of the cheese and any seasonings you like. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Fill a large frying pan with salted water, add the vinegar and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, empty the beans into a pan and bring to the boil, simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Crack the eggs onto two saucers, then when the water is simmering, tip them into the pan, reduce the heat so the water gently bubbles around the eggs, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs cooked.

Meanwhile, toast the bread. Arrange the toast on two heatproof serving plates, top with the baked beans, then a place a poached egg on top of each. Spoon over the cheese sauce, then sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place the whole plate in the oven (or better yet, a toaster oven) at about 375 F. and cook for 2 to 6 minutes, until golden.


The Brits are breakfast lovers too. This recipe is fantastic.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank The Boss for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Buck Rarebit?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.


From Franny4U

I'm familiar with this, but without the beans. Is that a British thing?

Comment submitted: 10/15/2013 (#16846)



From Burdinski
Rating (out of 5):  

Not that great. Didn't like it as much as others.

Comment submitted: 12/14/2012 (#14959)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Toastfiend (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I did this with some leftover black beans and it was a winner.

Comment submitted: 4/25/2012 (#13843)



From Bud W.
Rating (out of 5):  

Baked beans are an interesting addition. I like beans on toast so it wasn't a hard sell for me. I put it all under the broiler for 2 minutes before eating. Good recipe. And please... nobody use Cheese Whiz. I tried that once when I was desperate for late-night breakfast. Not the way to go. Believe me.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2011 (#13059)



From Logan
Rating (out of 5):  

Really good. I say screw the water and just use a dash of vinegar. That's what I'll do next time.

Otherwise, awesome.

Comment submitted: 10/14/2008 (#6596)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom ElizaPearl (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

except for the beans part

Comment submitted: 9/13/2008 (#6449)



From call me crazy
Rating (out of 5):  

What would you need nutrients and sperm production for on death row?

Comment submitted: 9/4/2008 (#6390)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom eggcup (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

If i was on death row then this is the dish i would have. It's totally full of nutrients and good for sperm production.

Comment submitted: 8/17/2007 (#3388)





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